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Posts tagged lizards

September 26, 2017

 

A copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix)

When Snakes Had Four Legs

Scientists are still trying to figure out why ancient lizards evolved into snakes.

January 29, 2014

 

If birds and alligators are any indication, dinosaurs could indeed breathe and walk at the same time. Whether or not they could chew gum too, however, remains a mystery.

Walking And Breathing

Lizards don't really breathe and walk at the same time. Does this mean that dinosaurs couldn't either?

November 22, 2013

 

A bee takes a break on it's favorite twig.

Do Bugs Sleep?

Sorry BUGS, your brain isn't equipped for REM sleep, or any sleep for that matter.

May 27, 2013

 

Some species of the Whiptail lizard have figured out how to do this and completely eliminated the male sex. Males will eventually die out over time.

The Future Of Males

Have you ever heard predictions that one day women will be able to have babies without men?

January 30, 2008

 

Dragon Pushups

Think you are pretty good at push-ups? Well, meet the Jacky Dragon.

January 29, 2008

 

Lizards that Absorb Water Rather Than Drinking It

While some animals developed ways to extract water from their food, the desert dwelling lizards don’t drink water at all; they absorb it through their skin.

April 28, 2005

 

Growing and Growing and Growing and…

Can animals grow infinitely big in the right conditions? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2004

 

The Ancestry Of Snakes

Where did snakes lose their limbs? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Gecko Glue

Scientists have just recently uncovered the gecko’s gravity-defying secret. Gecko feet come specially equipped with tiny hairs, called seta.

September 27, 2003

 

Flying Snakes

Given the hundreds of thousands of different animals inhabiting our planet, the list of those that can fly is quite small. “Fly Snakes” on today’s Moment of Science.

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